Television programs

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, right, scores his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Leeds United, at the Anfield stadium, in Liverpool, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (Paul Ellis, Pool via AP)
September 17, 2020 - 7:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League has found a new broadcast partner in China, with digital media platform Tencent Sports showing games for the rest of the season. The previous deal with streaming service PPTV was terminated this month due to a financial dispute. More than half of the...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
September 15, 2020 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pro football has probably never been more important to television executives than this year, and its return has them ready to do a happy dance in the end zone. A schedule of opening week games brought viewers back to their sets, led by a Hall of Fame caliber matchup between Tom...
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) makes a catch but is called for offensive pass interference on Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, left, during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
September 15, 2020 - 5:49 am
No one can say the crowds influenced the officials. The crews may have been a bit rusty without a preseason, but only two teams — the Chiefs and Jaguars — allowed fans into the stadium during the NFL’s opening weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, no fans were in the stands for the two...
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Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) celebrates his game winning field goal with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Denver. The Titans won 16-14. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 15, 2020 - 5:41 am
DENVER (AP) — Timeout: Why wasn't Vic Fangio calling his timeouts? The Denver Broncos coach was taken to task on television and social media for his late-game clock management Monday night after a 16-14 loss to Tennessee. Struggling kicker Stephen Gostkowski made a 25-yard field goal in the closing...
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The Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl banner is unveiled before an NFL football game between the Chiefs and the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 11, 2020 - 4:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 19.3 million fans turned on NBC to watch the NFL's season kickoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans, or 13 percent fewer viewers than 2019's opening game. The Nielsen company said last year's matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears was...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2009 file photo, Little Richard performs at The Domino Effect, a tribute concert to New Orleans rock and roll musician Fats Domino, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans. ESPN is changing their “Monday Night Football” theme song. The season will feature a new version of Little Richard's hit “Rip It Up,” featuring new instrumentals and backup vocals from the Virginia-based band Butcher Brown. Hank Williams Jr. had sung the theme song for years in a version of his hit “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 11, 2020 - 3:32 pm
ESPN is hoping that one of the architects of rock n' roll can bring some new energy to their “Monday Night Football” show with fewer fans in the stands this year. The new season starting Monday will feature a new version of Little Richard's hit “Rip It Up” featuring new instrumentals and backup...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, Paris Saint Germain owner Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi waves to teams fans at the end of their soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England. Qatari soccer and television executive Nasser al-Khelaifi will go on trial starting Sept. 14, 2020 in Switzerland in September, implicated in providing a holiday villa to a FIFA official linked to a World Cup broadcasting deal. The court has listed 10 days in September to hear the case against al-Khelaifi, former top FIFA official Jerome Valcke and another broadcasting executive who was not identified. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)
September 11, 2020 - 12:31 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland’s federal criminal court on Monday, Nasser al-Khelaifi will become the first Qatari to stand trial almost six years after FIFA asked prosecutors to investigate the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Al-Khelaifi, the president of Champions League finalist Paris...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins runs for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos after a catch during the second half of an NFL football game in Houston. Hopkins may be a perfect fit for the Cardinals. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 08, 2020 - 5:36 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — DeAndre Hopkins is one of the NFL's best players. Someday, he'd like to run one of the game's best organizations. So during the past few weeks, the 28-year-old receiver has spent lots of late nights studying the terminology of contracts and the art of negotiation. Considering he...
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FILE - New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is shown before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston. They are the oddest of odd couples, Bill Belichick and Cam Newton. But this season of transition has brought them together in New England, where they've both got something to prove. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 04, 2020 - 5:26 pm
The Hoodie and the Fedora. Talk about an Odd Couple. Yet, much like Felix and Oscar, we have a feeling that Bill Belichick and Cam Newton will come to a detente that tests their comfort levels but serves them both well in New England. If nothing else, it figures to be the best new reality show on...
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Las Vegas Raiders players warms up during an NFL football training camp practice at Allegiant Stadium, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 02, 2020 - 8:25 pm
In a year in which few things are normal, there will be some familiar things about NFL broadcasts this season. Announcers will be in the stadiums, pregame shows will have their usual fill of banter and debate and the regular season will start on time. But will it translate to an increase in ratings...
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